Escopazzo Organic Italian Restaurant (Raw, vegan options!) in Miami

by JL Fields on August 1, 2012

My husband, Dave, and I are in Miami for work (poor us, right?) and my days have been jammed.

But we have found time to get our for a morning run

and to discover some very tasty meals.

Last night Dave (the omnivore) and I dined at Escopazzo in South Beach. We selected this place because in addition to a traditional Italian menu – with organic items – there is a separate raw, vegan menu! Take a look at just a few of the many offerings:

I started with the avocado, grapefruit and fennel salad.

I love fennel and grapefruit together.  Fabulous salad.

Then I enjoyed the raw lasagna.

I mean I really, really enjoyed it!  So many great vegetables layered with a variety of flavors made for a inventive and incredibly filling dish.

But not too full for the vegan dessert, a Ganache with Balkan sea salt.

I wanted to love this dessert but I just didn’t. I did eat the top layer of salt with a bit of the sweet bite (perhaps I simply prefer my ganache in between layers of a cake or rolled up in a truffle).

Dessert aside, this was an incredible meal.  It’s the perfect place to go when you’re in a mixed group of vegans and omnivores!
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  • http://www.facebook.com/gena.hamshaw Gena Hamshaw

    You went to Escopazzo!!! I adored the lasagna there, and had such a fabulous time when I went myself. Thanks for drawing attention to it; I love how they have a dedicated vegan and raw menu alongside an omnivorous one. Brave, and very likely to be how people “stumble upon” the beauty of vegan dishes.

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Yes! I really do appreciate restaurants that offer vegan menus – it makes vegan food so much more accessible!

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